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.9%. that is 9 million short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> dana: all right. that was governor mitt romney in wisconsin earlier today reacting to the jobs report, that came out earlier in morning. the president however sees it differently. take a listen. >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and worst economic crisis since the great depression. today, businesses created 5.5 million new jobs. this morn we learned the company hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> dana: all right. so that is the closing arguments in the last four days, everyone is happy. four days to go. 171,000 jobs created in october. the number, however, for the unemployment rate went from 7.8% to 7.9%. greg, thoughts on this. >> greg: i don't know how you call it a recovery when unemployment goes up. unemployment is not supposed to go up in a recovery. don't give me a bruise and tell me it's a hickey. i said many times to eric. >> dana: that is really good advice. >> greg: 813,000 people stopped looking for work. obama calls th
in the toledo where the jeep plant s.unemployment was 13% in that city when president obama took office. now it's at 7% rate. manufacturing, the middle class, these are the sweet spots of a democratic pitch, and they have been able to say that mitt romney, a state where the bain ads, have had an effect would not be a good stewart that have reinvestment. president obama's core argument here is economic and it's also saying, look, the policies that mitt romney will put in play are the same policies that got us in trouble in the first place. the raw politics of this are fueling the ground game right now. >> let's talk about the numbers. the u.s. economy added 171,000 jobs in october as you both well know, surprisingly strong number. it may end up being the final political football, really the last thing you can give a speech on or cite a press release on. both candidates wasted no time spinning the numbers. listen. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs of what he promised. >> this morning w
promised. unemployment is higher today than what barack obama took off. >> reporter: hiring barely kept up with the population and 12 million people can not find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issues this time. back to you. >>> on wall street, stocks finished lower. the dow lost way down by the insurance sector of concerns of the east coast cleanup. nasdaq fell 37. >>> executives from restoration hardware rang the opening bell as it returned to the publicly traded company. they were listed on the nasdaq before going private in 2008. shares jumped 30% from $24 to just above $31. the company raised $124 million in the sale. >>> the woman who played an important role in the abuse scandal involves san francisco creamy is hitting social media with a political ad. >> reporter: madison's message vote for anyone but supervisor christinaaa alogie. the neighbor that took the video of his wife's bruised arm. one of four supervisors to allow him to keep his job following the high profile ethics. >>> san francisco city attorney is challenging the maker of a popula
. but the unemployment rate went up as more people looked for work. president obama hald the job growth while republican mitt romney said rising unemployment proves the president's policies have failed. and in the northeast there were growing demands to restore basic services in the wake of hurricane sandy. is politicking from the pulpit appropriate? we examine that on-line. kwame holman explains >> holman: a group of pastors wants the right to endorse political candidates, despite an i.r.s. rule prohibiting it. watch a video about the debate. and on "art beat," we look at a new translation of "the inferno" from poet mary jo bang that offers up a modern look at dante's epic. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. judy. >> woodruff: and that's the newshour for tonight. on monday, we'll wrap up the final day of campaigning and report on the candidates' last push in ohio. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. "washington week" can be seen later this evening on most pbs stations. we'll see you online, and again here monday evening. have a nice weekend, and don't forget to set
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: president obama hailed another month of job growth, while mitt romney cited an up-tick in the unemployment rate as proof of an economic standstill. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, with the final data before election day now out, we look at the overall jobs picture in america, and how the candidates are and are not addressing it. >> woodruff: then, long gas lines, continuing power outages, and massive cleanup efforts in the northeast. ray suarez updates the slow climb back after the storm. >> brown: ordinary citizens, some of them school children, caught in the crossfire in syria's war. margaret warner has our report. >> as syrian rebels expand the areas they control, the assad regime has turned to long-range artillery and air attacks to hit the opposition and civilians as well. >> woodruff: we have a "battleground" dispatch from iowa, where immigration is rarely mentioned by the candidates, but is on the minds of voters. >> although latinos make up only 5%
: on his way to ohio, romney stopped in wisconsin where he is polling five points behind. >> can obama promise to do so very much, but he has fallen so very short. >> reporter: he pledged unemployment down to 5% by now. >> today we learned it's actually 7.9%. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> reporter: governor romney has two stops in ohio today. president obama three. and they'll both be back before tuesday. both candidates campaigning as if they believe that any letup and they'll lose ohio and lose the election. live from washington, i'm steve handelsman, nbc bay area news. raj? >> steve, thank you. here in california now, a new field poll is out on prop 34 which would end the death penalty. the poll finds that 45% of likely voters support stopping executions. 38% oppose the idea. 17% are undecided. the poll also finds that support for prop 34 is increasing, up four points since last month. and the voters are increasingly swayed by the costs of maintaining death row and all the court appeals that go with it. nbc by area's susan shaw wi
unemployment rate. it's a positive for the democrats and the obama administration, at least short term. we know that the election is about the economy. it is about, you know, two different visions in terms of an obama plan that basically suggests raising taxes on the wealthy, you know, to lower the deficit and romney plan that suggests tax reform that ultimately will produce higher growth. you know, i'm not so sure that either one of those have been detailed specifically so that voters understand, but, nonetheless, that's what tuesday is all about. >> earlier this week, bill, you spoke to cnbc and you sounded a litt little, let's say, jaded about the election. let's listen to what you said and then we'll talk about it on the other side. >> we spent $5 billion on this election for what? to prove that it's a government of the superpac by the superpac for the superpac to prove that basically who wins at this point we'll be at four years in the future. but let's look to something different as opposed to this red and blue state theology that is basically the same. >> does the matter which candidates
to defeat president obama from the start, but despite their obstruction, unemployment has fallen to the lowest point since president obama's first month in office. today, job numbers closed the chapter of president obama's first term, and his economic agenda. it's worked. but if you need to be reminded of where this country was when he took office, just listen to house democratic leader nancy pelosi from my radio show today. >> four years ago in september, when president bush was president, and on september 18th when i had the chairman of the fed and the secretary of the treasury and others in my office, democrats and republicans, house and senate leadership, the chairman of the fed said if we do not act immediately, we will not have an economy by monday. are we better off today than we were four years ago? our country absolutely is. can it be better for many of america's families? absolutely and it would have been if the republicans had not obstructed. >> the president and the democrats were able to get this country going, i guess you could say with one arm tied behind their bac
of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >>> now, as always, you make the call on which can date has a better grasp of the economy. of course, that will be the deciding factor in the election on tuesday. finally, i think i've covered this economic deal today fairly and my prediction of yesterday that the mainstream media, which overwhelmingly supports president obama's re-election, will use the last few days to bolter mr. obama looks to be on track. but i want to know what you think about the factor's election coverage analysis. we are asking in a new billoreilly.com poll. do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? do you believe the factor has been fair covering the election? yes or no. and we will give you the results on monday. that's a memo. now the top story tonight, let's bring in the aforementioned economic guru, lou docks. and you say? >> i say unemployment right now is higher than when president obama took office in 2009. and that's not good enough to be of any significant, in my opinion, any significant help to go
docks. and you say? >> i say unemployment right now is higher than when president obama took office in 2009. and that's not good enough to be of any significant, in my opinion, any significant help to gov. romney. and that is 23 million people without work, who are working without, you know, a full-time job who want them or have given up work being all together. >> so you, lou dobbs, take the exact opposite stance that cbs news radio takes? exactly the opposite? >> imagine that. >> but look, come on now, cbs radio goes out to thousands of radio stations, people like me list to it in their car or when you get up, this and that. you respect -- are a respected economic reporter. you say i don't think it's logical. >> you know they have to spin it the president's way. >> what it portrays a lack of understanding what is happening here and the numbers tell the story. this is a workforce in this country of over 135 million people. we see a net change within that of 171,000 people in one month. it takes about 150,000 of them to just keep up with population growth and suddenly there's econom
in october than at anytime in the last eight months. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate, down to 5.2% right now. today we learned it's actually 7.9%, and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> new job numbers out today. there's good news for president obama and some bad news. how will this affect the vote? and is the national press reporting the story accurately? lou dobbs and i will analyze. >> there's something much more fundamental about mitt romney. he seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women. >> a new study shows that two out of the three cable news networks are more negative than positive toward mitt romney. can you guess what two they are? bernie goldberg and i will have some thoughts. >> i don't have anything, anywhere to go, i don't have no clothes. >> the new york city area really suffering because of hurricane sandy. we will have the latest on that. >> caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now! hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us. as was predicted yesterday, the national media is reporting today's
employment. he got it below 8%. president obama has now got the unemployment rate down a full point over the last year. so the trend line, unlike jimmy carter is very clear. melissa: trend line is going other way. it went up this month. went from 7.8 to 7.9. green energy. solar what you want to highlight? more abound, more sole sole of a story solar energy companies going bankrupt. that is what you guys wa to cling to? >> well the fact is, it has been a growth industry overall. there can be right-wing or republican spins on that. over the last year the unemployment rate --. melissa: how much tax dollars and what could the tax dollars spent on? >>an i say, melissa, give the president a little credit here. net more new jobs than when he took office in the wake. melissa: 194,000. >> well, but in the wake of the biggest financial disaster. what does romney do? melissa: got 16 million people who need more jobs at a rate -- four years 194,000 how long would it take to 16 million back to work four years for 194,000. i'm going to be dead by the time everyone is back to work. you've bn talking a
million jobs short of what he promised, unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. think of that. >> both candidates made several stops in ohio, knowing that historically this state can decide who is in the oval office. right now, the president has a two-point lead over governor romney. >> 5 days after super storm sandy, residents are receiving much needed food, water and clothing. officials were a welcome sight for residents of staten island, they have been critical saying that response has been slow to the outer new york city borough, and gas that was been scarce. and public transportation has been limited and hundreds of thousands of residents still do not have power. >> this is well beyond what any of us have expect can -- expected. >> after public outrage, new york city decided to finally cancel the marathon that was going to be held this weekend. the mayor said that the race would have brought in much needed revenue and sent a message that the city is recovering but residents say the focus needs to be on helping victims, not on a race. >> we want to remind yo
unemployment has increased. >> it's higher since obama -- >> there are fewer jobs than when obama took office, so it's not been a great improvement in the economy. we've had a very -- >>ity an indicator of which way the economy is -- is it an indicator of which way the economy is going? >> it has not healed enough, when you take into fact we spent $4.5 trillion in deficit recovery,. >> and an improvement ratio? >> not improving. >> not on that path. >> it's not on that path. >> is it an aberration? >> bureau of labor stats on this. have you requested them? >> yes, they don't tell you a lot of things. like the labor force participation rate. which has dropped toyorelatively low numbers, which makes the unemployment numbers lo better. >> in hindsight, when he critizes the last month's report. >> last month in crthe last month's report, the only reason that number got better was 582 people thousand left e the calculation, and went to work on a part-time basis, so the part-time jobs got better, bu we did not, they took these people out of ofthe denominator. >> those numbers are not that -- >> nay
. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> romney told supporters in wisconsin the president failed to deliver. >> he said that he was going to lower the unemployment rate to 5.2%. today we learned that it's actually 7.9%. that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> the labor department said the unemployment rate rose 7.9%, up from 7.8% in september. but the report also showed that voters added 171,000 jobs in october and hiring is stronger than first reported in august and september. the longer term trend is also a mixed bag. >> we've got about 160,000 new jobs per month over the past two years which is enough to sort of keep pace, maybe edge unemployment down, but not enough to quickly repair the damage from the great recession. >> so what's all of this mean to the election outcome? >> most americans have already made up their minds about the candidates and certainly about the state of the economy. news from the labor department is not likely to change that. >> about 4% of likely voters remain undecided and it's not clear whether these latest numbers wil
. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> the republican presidential nominee also says voters will decide next tuesday between what he calls stagnation, and prosperity. >>> president obama is campaigning in in ohio. he says the jokes report shows a pattern -- jobs report shows a pattern of progress. >> our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs, and the companies hired more workers in october than any time in the last 8 month. >> the president said despite another month of job growth, there is still more work to do. and only on 2 tonight, a last look at california voters sentiment towards the presidential race. what is motivating them to vote for or against the candidate, and how the vice presidential picks are impacting votes. >>> we talk a lot about crime in oakland, but oakland is the scene of a huge party on the first friday of every month. it's a party that is drawing thousands of people from all over. we are in the uptown area, and tells us this party just keeps getting bigger every month. >> reporter: that's right. first friday begins in an hour
because basically the unemployment rate is where it was when obama was sworn in. now the obama administration is pointing out they created more than five million jobs since the president took office inre the ivate sector, that is. and also, if you look at the first full month the president was in office the unemployment rate was 8.3%. now it's 7.9. >> tom: instead of arguing about the data, what about the demographics here? because polls, obviously, show this is an%. extremely close rae going into tuesday. so what about the key voting demographics in this jobs report? >> reporter: you know, one little nugget that i thought was very interesting, the unemployment rate for white men has fall tone 6.6% and about a year ago it was 7.8%. otingis a key demographic, but interestingly enough, even though the unemployment rate is coming down, that demographic is going as much as two toot one for romney. youo know, sometimes demographic information and the unemployment information doesn't always sync up. >> tom: timing is everything in terms of synchingy up for whoever wins next week and
state, and it seems like it will stay a blue state. it's still close obama on average just three points. the unemployment in nevada is just under 12%. in a sense the president shouldn't even be competitive. >> cenk: but the demographics are huge. >> yes. >> cenk: when we come back, the elbow of the day. i'll give it away, it's on an republican head. but whwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwhwh ?d
promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issue. no wonder both campaigns are spinning the numbers. >>> presidential voting preferences have not changed much here in california according to a new exclusive ktvu field poll. in the final preelection poll taken from october 25th to the 30th, voters statewide support president obama 54% to 39% for mitt romney. that is roughly the same lead president obama has held over romney since 2011. >>> actor john cusack production company says it is working on a movie about rush limbaugh. cusack himself will star in it. >>> it is finally here, the mini i pad has arrived but where were the crowds? the one thing experts say may have kept some customers away. >> and back here in just a couple of minutes, we go right into the bay area weekend. and a chance of rain coming next week. >> this is a wonderful city, people just come together to help people. to be like part of a com
to victory tesday. four days before we choose who ll lead the nation for the next four years, president obama making an outrageous claims about his record in the face of a rise in the unemployment rate today, which had just under 8%, is higher than when the president took office. >> our idea were tried and testedand they worked. their ideas were also tried, and they did no work done so well. lou: 23 milli americans to remain out of work might disagree. the national debt has risen by more than $5 trillion. the nation'seconomy, it is all but stagnant. this has governor romney running l as the candidate of change. >> accomplishing change is not just something i talked about. it is sething actually done, and we need to hve someone in the white house who cannot just talk about it, but do it. lo the most recent poll of ohio mirrors those tight national polls. rasmussen reports showing governor romney tied with president obama at 49%. nationally the dead heat can be seenacross a white canvas of polls. e real clear politics bulbuls has the two men separated tonight by a mere tenth of a percentage poi
romney a talking point. >> unemployment today is higher than on the day barack obama took office. >> eliot: what he didn't say was that the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month when obama took office. during his term the economy added millions of jobs. professor at us berkeley goldman school of public policy and author of "beyond outrage: what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it." hello, mr. secretary. >> hello eliot. >> eliot: there was a massive conspiracy that the economy was picking up steam. do you think the numbers prove there is an accelerating fact that there improvement. >> the reason why unemployment ticked up was because more people are trying to find jobs now, and in that particular survey the bureau of labor statistics only looks at the number of people who are trying to find jobs. when more people are trying to because they are more optimistic about there being jobs there that means the unemployment rate actually ironically goes up. the real important number is the establishment survey number. that 171,000 new jobs is a major marke
in the key state of ohio. today the latest cnn poll shows obama with a very slight edge there, but there's everything to play for. today, the last jobs report before election day was released. unemployment ticking up to 7.9%, but at the same time, 171,000 jobs were created. no surprise, both candidates reacted differently to the news. >> today, our businesses have created nearly five and a half million new jobs. this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2% right now. today, we learned that it's actually 7.9% and that's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> mitt romney earlier today. you're looking at live pictures now from westchester in ohio, where rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, has given a blistering speech attacking barack obama. in a few minutes, he will be on this show live and exclusive to tell me why he feels so strongly why the president should leave the offic
's nine million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> mitt romney earlier today. you're looking at live pictures now from westchester in ohio, where rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york, has given a blistering speech attacking barack obama. in a few minutes, he will be on this show live and exclusive to tell me why he feels so strongly why the president should leave the office. let's start with these long lines for gas. susan candiotti is at one gas station in new jersey. i have been following your travails for most of the day. you have been joining endless lines for gas in your car. most of the time coming up against a blank. where are you now and how does it all end? >> reporter: well, it all ended with us not getting any gas. it looks like a ghost town here. you can see they were open for a good nine hours. they had the supply but those lines just sucked it all up. too many customers and eventually they had to shut down tonight. so a lot of people were turned back and yes, piers, we went to two different places, spen
. the new unemployment number -- how will it play in the polling place? the jeep jobs in china flap. >> obama sold chrysler to italians who are going to build jeeps in china. >> it is an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we thought this was going to be a pre-election broadcast and all we had to do was handicap the election. along came hurricane sandy. in politics, a wise man told me once that you can never see around the corner. i don't want to minimize the tragic human dimensions of this storm and its aftermath, but this is a political program and the election is next tuesday, so here goes. new jersey gov. chris christie prior to the hurricane. >> let's give you the plane ticket back to chicago you have current. >> after sandy, he was thanking him. >> i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for the people of our state. >> he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back stronger than before. >> in the past several days, voters have seen the president on tv,
's good. >> unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> he is about as hollow as the tin man. >> if we don't run candy crowley, romney will be the nominee and he'll lose. >>> we begin tonight with the latest on the recovery from the devastation of hurricane sandy. nbc news has now confirmed 94 deaths from the storm. more than half of those killed, 48 died in the state of new york. of that 48 in the state, 40 deaths occurred here in new york city. and of those 40 new york city deaths, more than half, 22, occurred in the borough that was the hardest hit. staten island. it's greater than every other state hit by the storm. in new jersey, 13 died. 11 people died in maryland. there were seven deaths in pennsylvania. west virginia lost six people, four people died in connecticut, in north carolina two died and one person died in puerto rico. speaking to reporters today on staten island, homeland security. >> it's been mentioned this was a large storm. the area that sandy covered was roughly the size of europe. we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit f
.9% and that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. unemployment is higher today than when barack obama took office. >> reporter: hiring has barely kept up, and more than 10 million people can't find a job. polls show americans think the economy and jobs are the major issue. no wonder both campaigns are spinning the numbers. >>> presidential voting preferences have not changed much here in california according to a new exclusive ktvu field poll. in the final preelection poll taken from october 25th to the 30th, voters statewide support president obama 54% to 39% for mitt romney. that is roughly the same lead president obama has held over romney since 2011. >>> actor john cusack production company says it is working on a movie about rush limbaugh. cusack himself will star in it. >>> it is finally here, the mini i pad has arrived but where were the crowds? the one thing experts say may have kept some customers away. >> and back here in just a couple of minutes, we go right into the bay area weekend. and a chance of rain coming next week. >> this is a wonderful city, people just come toget
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